Maple Leafs' Matt Murray Nearing Return To Action

Toronto Maple Leafs' goalie Matt Murray has missed the entire season with a hip injury that came up last offseason. During training camp, the timetable for his recovery was set around six months. To this day, it has been six months and four days and the Maple Leafs have assigned him to the Toronto Marlies on a LTIR conditioning loan.
Murray last played on April 2, 2023 and it has been a long journey back. He will not be activated before the end of the regular season as there isn't enough cap space to do so in Toronto. The team also already has three goalies on the roster with Ilya Samsonov, Joseph Woll, and Martin Jones.

This is better news for Murray than it is for the Maple Leafs, but it does give the team even more depth heading into the postseason if anything were to happen. I don't expect any team to need four goalies in one playoff run, but you never know. Murray is known for stepping up in big games, though he has not been given the chance to do so with the Maple Leafs since being acquired.

In total, Murray has only suited up for 26 games in Toronto and has a .903 SV% to go along with a 14-8-2 record. He is 29 years old and is a UFA at the end of the season. This is the first step in getting a contract in the NHL next season.

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